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Spotykach is a sweet alcoholic tincture with spices, (30 degrees in strength). In Ukraine, this drink appeared in the XVIII century. The name obviously comes from the effect that the “spotykach” (meaning “stumbling”) had on consumers. There are also options for preparing the drink not on spices, but on berries or with the addition of fruit juices.

Ingredients

  • Vodka - 1 liter,
  • Sugar - 500 g,
  • Cloves - 10 g,
  • Cinnamon - 10 g,
  • Nutmeg - 20 g,
  • Saffron - 10 g,
  • Vanillin - 1 g.

Cooking process

  1. Mix spices, pour vodka and infuse for 2 weeks, shaking daily.
  2. After 2 weeks, strain the tincture, add sugar and boil.
  3. Drink chilled.

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